Palestinian people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36575/all en Cause of Palestinian prisoner death still unclear: Israel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/cause-palestinian-prisoner-death-still-unclear-israel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel's health ministry said on Thursday the cause of a Palestinian prisoner's death remains unclear following tests on samples from his body, after Palestinian charges he was tortured in detention.</p> <p>The death of Arafat Jaradat, 30, last week triggered several days of violent clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in the West Bank that left dozens of Palestinians wounded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/cause-palestinian-prisoner-death-still-unclear-israel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian people Politics Western Asia AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:31:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5769763 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321-44 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Obama says Israel at crossroads, should choose peace with Palestinians</p> <p>col/kir</p> Palestinian people AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:01:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790003 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama urges 'good faith' in Israel-Palestinian talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130729/obama-urges-good-faith-israel-palestinian-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama welcomed the imminent start of renewed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians on Monday, but urged both sides to approach them with honesty.</p> <p>"The most difficult work of these negotiations is ahead, and I am hopeful that both the Israelis and Palestinians will approach these talks in good faith," he said.</p> <p>tq-dc/jm </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Barack Obama Palestinian people AFP Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:03:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5896865 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss lab to discuss probe of suspected Arafat poisoning http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131107/swiss-lab-discuss-probe-suspected-arafat-poisoning <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swiss scientists who carried out a probe reportedly showing that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat probably died from polonium poisoning will give a press conference Thursday to discuss the results.</p> <p>Patrice Mangin, who heads the Lausanne University Centre of Legal Medicine (CURML), and François Bochud, who heads the Institute for Radiation Physics (IRA), will speak to the media at 1:45 pm (12:45 GMT), their institutes said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131107/swiss-lab-discuss-probe-suspected-arafat-poisoning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palestine Liberation Organization Palestinian people Palestinian territories Technology Yasser Arafat AFP Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:51:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5982555 at http://www.globalpost.com Swiss forensic experts to reveal findings on Arafat case on Thursday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131107/swiss-forensic-experts-discuss-findings-arafat-case-thursday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>GENEVA (Reuters) - Swiss scientists who conducted tests on the remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow Suha says he was poisoned by radioactive polonium, will give a news conference on Thursday on their findings.</p> <p>Professors Patrice Mangin, director of Lausanne University Hospital's forensics center, and Francois Bochud, director of its Institute of Radiation Physics, will "answer questions related to their report handed over on Tuesday to representatives of Madame Suha Arafat and the Palestinian Authority", a statement said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131107/swiss-forensic-experts-discuss-findings-arafat-case-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palestine Liberation Organization Palestinian people Palestinian territories Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:48:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5982540 at http://www.globalpost.com Abbas demands international probe into Arafat death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131117/abbas-demands-international-probe-arafat-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas called Sunday for an international inquiry to decide who was responsible for the death of Yasser Arafat after scientists said it was likely he was poisoned. </p> <p>"We demand an international inquiry like the one France demanded for (the murder of Lebanon's former premier) Rafiq Hariri to discover who killed Yasser Arafat," Abbas told AFP in an exclusive interview in Ramallah.</p> <p>agr-he-sst/hmw/srm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Palestine Liberation Organization Palestinian people Palestinian territories Technology AFP Sun, 17 Nov 2013 19:32:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5991753 at http://www.globalpost.com Abbas to AFP: peace talks to continue for full 9 months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131117/abbas-afp-peace-talks-continue-full-9-months-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Peace talks with Israel will continue for the full nine months as agreed with Washington "regardless of what happens on the ground", Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas told AFP on Sunday. </p> <p>In an exclusive interview at his Muqataa headquarters in Ramallah, the Palestinian leader also called for an international inquiry to determine who was responsible for the death of Yasser Arafat after scientists said it was likely he was poisoned. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131117/abbas-afp-peace-talks-continue-full-9-months-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middle East Palestinian people Palestinian territories Technology AFP Sun, 17 Nov 2013 20:01:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5991771 at http://www.globalpost.com Poisoned or not? Developments since Arafat's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/poisoned-or-not-developments-arafats-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Developments since Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's mysterious death in 2004, after French experts ruled out a theory that he was poisoned.</p> <p>-- 2004 --</p> <p>- November 11: Arafat dies aged 75 at a military hospital outside Paris and is buried the following day at his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Arafat had been airlifted to France for treatment of a mysterious blood disorder. The French doctors treating him do not say what caused his death.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/poisoned-or-not-developments-arafats-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palestine Liberation Organization Palestinian people Technology Yasser Arafat Yasser Arafat AFP Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:34:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6007854 at http://www.globalpost.com Poisoned or not? Developments since Arafat's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/poisoned-or-not-developments-arafats-death-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Developments since Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's mysterious death in 2004, after French experts ruled out a theory that he was poisoned.</p> <p>-- 2004 --</p> <p>- November 11: Arafat dies aged 75 at a military hospital outside Paris and is buried the following day at his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Arafat had been airlifted to France for treatment of a mysterious blood disorder. The French doctors treating him do not say what caused his death.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/poisoned-or-not-developments-arafats-death-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palestine Liberation Organization Palestinian people Technology Yasser Arafat Yasser Arafat AFP Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:39:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6008119 at http://www.globalpost.com Arafat's widow 'shattered' by experts' disagreement on death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131203/arafats-widow-shattered-experts-disagreement-death-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yasser Arafat's widow said Tuesday she was "shattered" by contradictory findings by French and Swiss experts over the cause of the former Palestinian leader's death.</p> <p>"I am so shattered by these contradictions. What are we supposed to think?" said Suha Arafat after French experts ruled out a theory her husband had been poisoned. She added that she did not blame anyone for his death.</p> <p>sde/at/fb/cc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Palestine Liberation Organization Palestinian people Yasser Arafat Yasser Arafat AFP Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:02:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6008353 at http://www.globalpost.com Arafat widow says convinced his death not natural http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/arafat-widow-says-convinced-his-death-not-natural-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The widow of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said on Wednesday she was still convinced he was poisoned, after French experts ruled out the theory that he had been assassinated.</p> <p>"I'm still completely convinced that the martyr Arafat did not die a natural death, and I will keep trying to get to the truth," Suha Arafat told AFP.</p> <p>"I'm shocked by (the results of) the French medical report, which I only received four pages of to look at," she said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/arafat-widow-says-convinced-his-death-not-natural-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palestine Liberation Organization Palestinian people Technology Yasser Arafat Yasser Arafat AFP Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:48:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6008789 at http://www.globalpost.com Arafat widow to challenge French forensic probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/arafat-widow-challenge-french-forensic-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat pledged Friday to challenge a French inquiry which found his death to have been from natural causes, rather than poison as Palestinians suspect.</p> <p>"A request for further expert opinion will be submitted in the next few days to investigating judges in (the Paris suburb of) Nanterre," Suha Arafat's French lawyer Pierre-Olivier Sur told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/arafat-widow-challenge-french-forensic-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Palestine Liberation Organization Palestinian people Social Issues Yasser Arafat Yasser Arafat AFP Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:32:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6011934 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel releases 26 prisoners as Kerry heads back to region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131230/israel-releases-26-prisoners-kerry-heads-back-region <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel on Tuesday freed 26 Palestinian prisoners under peace talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who returns to the region this week to boost the faltering negotiations.</p> <p>The prisoners were the third batch of 104 detainees that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to let go in four stages when the peace talks were revived in July.</p> <p>The release shortly after 0000 GMT came after an Israeli court rejected a last-minute appeal by victims' families.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131230/israel-releases-26-prisoners-kerry-heads-back-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian people Palestinian territories Politics War AFP Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:17:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6032299 at http://www.globalpost.com Israel releases 26 prisoners as Kerry heads back to region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131230/israel-releases-26-prisoners-kerry-heads-back-region-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Israel on Tuesday freed 26 Palestinian prisoners under peace talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who returns to the region this week to boost the faltering negotiations.</p> <p>The prisoners were the third batch of 104 detainees that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to let go in four stages when the peace talks were revived in July.</p> <p>The release shortly after 0000 GMT came after an Israeli court rejected a last-minute appeal by victims' families.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131230/israel-releases-26-prisoners-kerry-heads-back-region-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israeli–Palestinian conflict Palestinian people Palestinian territories Politics War AFP Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:17:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6032300 at http://www.globalpost.com Palestinian women join West Bank anti-riot police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140308/palestinian-women-join-west-bank-anti-riot-police-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Instructors bark orders to a column of Palestinian women recruited to an anti-riot unit, part of an effort to tackle problems caused by conservative attitudes in the West Bank force.</p> <p>Decked out with helmets, assault boots, batons and shields, the students at the Jericho police school weather a barrage from stone throwers, before rushing to arrest the "troublemakers".</p> <p>"There is no difference between the training for men and women for combat abilities and searching cars and houses," said one of the instructors, Lieutenant Naama Shalalfat.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140308/palestinian-women-join-west-bank-anti-riot-police-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Fertile Crescent Labor Law Palestinian people AFP Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:31:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6090219 at http://www.globalpost.com